Originally Posted by Myself, on the Bay12 Forums
Like the title says, you're going to wake up in suspended animation aboard a small derelict starship.
You can be:
Or at least you look like it. You may or may not be Homo Sapiens of Sol, but you're close enough that it doesn't matter.
Think Data. You are a machine, but you're built to 'be human', or at least effectively approximate humanity.
There's a series of books I read about on TvTropes about sentient fusion-powered tanks. "Bolo" I think it was. You'd be something like that, not at all humanoid in form but still possessing free will, personality, and intelligence. Wall-E or Johhny Five would be a more anthropomorphic example. KITT and the robots from Suspended would also fit here. Of course, you can't be anything terribly large- a car wouldn't be able to navigate the narrow stairways aboard the PC's starship.
Also, I'd really like if you drew a picture of what you're supposed to look like. Just use MS Paint or something.
The opposite end of the spectrum to Human. You don't even have a defined physical form- you're just an artificial mind who can reside in anything that can store data and execute machine code. HAL for example.
I think six players will be enough. None of you will have any recollection of identity besides your name.